Guy's Angel (goodreads.com)
LeeAnn Sontheimer Murphy (author webpage)
**Thank you to the Publisher and to the author, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, for providing me with the opportunity to be an early reviewer**
AUTHOR: Lee Ann writes Fiction romance, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy and Historical romance
THIS BOOK GENRE: Fiction, Historical romance, Paranormal
SETTING: Post WWII
CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTER: All she wants to do is fly through the clouds. She takes the initiative to learn. She also loves wholeheartedly.
CENTRAL MALE CHARACTER: He was a WWII flying ace. His days are spent sitting around the hanger. When he can sleep he has nightmares about the war. He finds his savior in a woman.
She shows up at the hanger hoping to find someone to give her flying lessons. Every man there laughs at her except for one. It was love at first site. He feels that he cheated death during the war. She understands why.
ROMANCE: I can’t count the number of times that they reacted to each other’s body. Too many!!!
HUMOR: Zero and not really
WHAT I LIKED: Anytime that the Valkyries appeared and flying adventures.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Have you ever heard of “Our Gang” or “Little Rascals”. Well, this book was written more like the script for those shows. Dialogue, dialogue, “I love you”…dialogue…sex…dialogue…sex…”I love you”…dialogue…let’s go flying…dialogue, “I love you”. Well, you get the picture and tons and tons and tons of drinking coffee (omgoodness).
TYPICAL ROMANCE STUFF:
Colorful and can be considered OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
Sexual content to include: Every second they were having intercourse and drinking “coffee”.
This book gets (1) vroom (1) engine sputter totaling (2) out of (5) Jeep Diva blog vrooms
WHY (2) STARS
Too much small talk between the main characters and very little action and adventure. Read like a script from “Our Gang” aka “Little Rascals.
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
When a young woman really believes the sky is the limit, amazing things can happen….
Lorraine Ryan wants to fly airplanes so she heads for the local airstrip in 1925 to make her dream come true. Most of the flyboys think she’s cute but a woman’s place is in the home, not the cockpit. When Guy Richter steps up and offers to teach her to fly, she’s captivated with both Guy and flight. He nicknames her “Angel” and takes her up into that wild blue yonder. Before long, they’re deep in love.
Love, however, isn’t always enough……
Guy, a former World War I flying ace, is haunted by his past. His demons include his war service, the death of his only brother in an accident the previous year, and the Valkyries that he evaded in France who trail him in the hopes that they can complete his destiny. But his dreams lie with Angel and as they grow closer and closer, he soon realizes that if anyone can save him, it’s his Angel.
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a full-time romance author. A native of the old historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, one time home to both Jesse James and the Pony Express, she now lives and writes in the beautiful Missouri Ozark region. Her romance novels include Wolfe’s Lady (December 2010 Evernight Publishing), Love Tattoo, (March 2011, Evernight), Love Scars (June 2011, Evernight), Love Never Fails (May 2011, Rebel Ink Press), Kinfolk (July 2011, Champagne Books), The Marriage Cure (Astraea Press, July 2011), Love Scars, July 2011 (Evernight Publishing). Love Tattoo, Love Scars, and Love Knots, Love Shadows are the first four books of the six book Love Covenant series. Other novels include Witness Protection Program (Rebel Ink Press, A Time To Love (Champagne Books. Sing We Now of Christmas (Rebel Ink Press, December 2011). 2012 is already kicking off with more novel releases including A Patient Heart, Miss Good Samaritan, Guy’s Angel, In Love’s Own Time, Heart of the Ozarks) In The Shadow of War, and a novella, Long Live The King (Champagne Books). Her work also appears in more than twenty anthologies and she has multiple short story/non-fiction credits.
She is a member of RWA, Missouri Writers Guild, EPIC, and the Ozarks Writers League.
Her work also appears in multiple anthologies. She earned a BA degree in both English and History from Missouri Southern State University as well as an AA Degree in Journalism from Crowder College. She worked in broadcast media for a decade and also has a background in education. Her weekly column “Hindsight” appears each week in the Neosho Daily News.
She is married to Roy W. Murphy and the couple has three children, Emily, Megan, and Patrick Murphy.
If Lee Ann – or Lee as many of her writing friends know her – isn’t writing, she’s reading or spending time outdoors.
In Neosho, Missouri, the small town she now calls home, she serves on the local library board, is active in the annual Relay For Life fight against cancer, has worked with the local Arts Council, and is active in her parish.
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